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why do we say İngilizce KonuşAbiliyor musun not İngilizce Konuşbiliyor musun?
1.       Abdelrahman979
19 posts
 26 Feb 2016 Fri 12:13 am

Why the A?

 

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2.       Henry
2604 posts
 26 Feb 2016 Fri 04:37 am

 

Quoting Abdelrahman979

Why the A?

 

 

From what I have read the a/e in the abil/ebil suffix is a particle to ´glue´ the suffix to the root verb (bilmek).

Click here for a lengthy discussion on the a/e part, especially from post 7 onwards.

Manisa Turkish also gives a summary of how to use the abil/ebil suffix here

3.       Abdelrahman979
19 posts
 26 Feb 2016 Fri 01:31 pm

Thank you


4.       Abdelrahman979
19 posts
 26 Feb 2016 Fri 01:56 pm

another question please

 

konuşabiliyorum means i can(am able) to run

if i want to make it in the negative state 

would it be konuşmabiliyorum

or konuşabilmiyorum ?

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5.       Henry
2604 posts
 26 Feb 2016 Fri 03:35 pm

 

Quoting Abdelrahman979

another question please

 

konuşabiliyorum means i can(am able) to speak

koşabiliyorum = I can run

if i want to make it in the negative state 

would it be konuşmabiliyorum

or konuşabilmiyorum ?

Neither, the negative ability (cannot) is made by using

-(y)a+ma OR -(y)e +me

konuş + a + ma + iyor + um = konuşamıyorum = I can´t speak .....

click here for a further explanation from Manisa Turkish

 



Edited (2/26/2016) by Henry [corrected original part in red]

6.       Juafin
42 posts
 26 Feb 2016 Fri 06:40 pm

while you speak about a ability, you use ´ebilmek/abilmek(can)´.

    affirmative sentence: I can speak English. Ben İngilizce konuşabilirim. (-ir= Simple Present Tens)

    negative setence   : I can´t speak English. Ben İngilizce konuş-a-mam.

We use this in Turkish. Thank you.

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7.       Juafin
42 posts
 26 Feb 2016 Fri 06:40 pm

while you speak about a ability, you use ´ebilmek/abilmek(can)´.

    affirmative sentence: I can speak English. Ben İngilizce konuşabilirim. (-ir= Simple Present Tens)

    negative setence   : I can´t speak English. Ben İngilizce konuş-a-mam.

We use this in Turkish. Thank you.

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